The Sea and Civilization: A Maritime History of the World

The Sea and Civilization: A Maritime History of the World

by Lincoln Paine


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ISBN-13: 9781101970355
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/27/2015
Pages: 800
Sales rank: 207,377
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

Lincoln Paine is the author of five books and more than fifty articles, reviews, and lectures on various aspects of maritime history. He lives in Portland, Maine, with his wife, Allison.

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Table of Contents

Illustrations xi

Maps xv

Acknowledgments xxxiii

A Note on Measures xxxvi

Introduction 3

1 Taking to the Water 11

2 The River and Seas of Ancient Egypt 36

3 Bronze Age Seafaring 57

4 Phoenicians, Greeks, and the Mediterranean 79

5 Carthage, Rome, and the Mediterranean 107

6 Chasing the Monsoons 137

7 Continent and Archipelagoes in the East 167

8 The Christian and Muslim Mediterranean 198

9 Northern Europe Through the Viking Age 229

10 The Silk Road of the Seas 262

11 China Looks Seaward 291

12 The Medieval Mediterranean and Europe 316

13 The Golden Age of Maritime Asia 346

14 The World Encompassed 376

15 The Birth of Global Trade 406

16 State and Sea in the Age of European Expansion 440

17 Northern Europe Ascendant 473

18 "Annihilation of Space and Time" 508

19 Naval Power in Steam and Steel 546

20 The Maritime World Since the 1950s 582

Notes 601

Bibliography 661

Index 707

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The Sea and Civilization: A Maritime History of the World 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
jjensenJJ More than 1 year ago
I bought this book to find out about the sea routes that the Vikings used and I learned about that and so much more. I still have not finished reading it all but I am sure this book is a must have.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is packed with information and could easily be several volumes, rather than just 600 pages. One would do well to have a good atlas at hand and access to an encyclopedia. There is so much information I found myself sometimes lost. That is why I enlisted the atlas and encyclopedia. I give "The Sea and Civilization" the four stars because I feel you need to have additional materials at hand to slow the book down.
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